Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has approved the promotion of Otun Iyalode of Ibadanland, High Chief Theresa Laduntan Oyekanmi as the new Iyalode of Ibadanland.
A source close to the palace stated that the governor’s approval follows the statutory recommendation of Oyekanmi by Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 and the Olubadan-in-Council.
She thus becomes the 14th Iyalode of Ibadanland.
The 86-year old Iyalode Laduntan Oyekanmi is a descendant of Ladapo family of Abebi Area and Balogun Ibikunle family of Ayeye Area,Ibadan.
She trained as a nurse in England in the 1960s and got married to Prince(Barrister) ‘Diti Oyekanmi from the royal Matanmi Family of Osogbo, Osun State on August 12, 1961.
She retired as a Matron at the University College Hospital(UCH), Ibadan.
Her husband,Prince Oyekanmi was a Commissioner in the 1970s in the old Western State and was a cabinet member during the administration of former Military Governor of Oyo State, Major General David M.Jemibewon (Rtd).